- Written by Kerry Boytell EFIAP/p GMAPS
4 Nations Inter-Country Competition
Represent Australia - Entry is FREE
All APS members are invited and encouraged to enter this competition. The 4 Nations competition is conducted each year between the photographic societies of Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Canada. The hosting of the competition changes each year. This year the host country is the Australian Photographic Society.
The aim of this competition is to promote excellence in photography around the world. The best 80 images from each society or association are submitted into four competition categories.
4 Nations Award
To the Society that wins the competition, cumulative of the four categories.
4 Nations Gold Award
These are for individual Society members who had the highest scoring image in each category (One Gold Award for each category).
4 Nations Honourable Mention Certificates
For individual Society members who received Honourable Mentions (Up to three certificates for each category).
Awards are e-certificates. Images are collectively judged by three internationally recognised judges who do not reside in any of the noted countries. 4 Nations is a team competition therefore overall country/competition results will be published in each category however individual scores will not be published.
Images entered in the Monochrome and Nature sections must satisfy the FIAP/APS/PSA definitions.
For the purposes of this competition the definition applying to the ‘Our Country’ category is open to the members’ discretion except that if wild animals are included in the image they should not occupy more than 25% of the image area.
To assist you in seeking out the best image for this competition, we have included below some ideas:
- Cultural heritage
- Geographical uniqueness
- Historical events or locations
- Iconic landscape/city scape
- Uniqueness of Australian landscape
To submit an entry for this competition:
1. Prepare images to the following specifications:
a. Maximum resolution 1920 x 1200 pixels (when viewed in correct orientation)
b. Maximum file size 2MB.
c. sRGB colour space.
d. JPEG file format.
e. File name in this format: Section_Society_Title_Your_Name.jpg (for example, NT_APS_Pelican_Mary Smith.jpg)
f. 4 Images overall per member may be submitted
2. Forward your entries to Kerry Boytell
g. Send your images either by WeTransfer or Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
h. Entries must be received by 21st JUNE, 2023. Include your name and telephone number in the WeTransfer information.
Results will be available by 30th September, 2023.
Open - OP
Monochrome - MO
Nature - NT
Our Country – OC
Although you may submit several images for possible selection, only one image can be chosen from each member for the Australian entry of 80 images. The selection of images for the Australian entry will be made by a panel of qualified judges.
Please note that any image previously selected for any 4 Nations competition may not be entered again. Images submitted into the 2022 APS National Exhibition are automatically included for possible selection. APS members may submit further images however do not re-submit those which were entered into the 2022 APS National.
If one of your images is selected, it will represent Australia on behalf of the Australian Photographic Society Inc.
Individual entrants must hold, and will retain, the copyright of their images. By entering this competition, the individual entrant agrees that images accepted as part of the APS entry may be used for publicity and promotion purposes of the 4 Nations Competition in publications and on websites of all four participating Societies.
Kerry Boytell, EFIAP/p GMAPS
Coordinator, APS 4 Nations Inter-Country
Phone: 0414 642544